January 21, 2022

This year’s 60-day legislative session is underway; 8th District virtual town hall scheduled for Jan. 31

After a long interim, it’s nice to finally be in session and working on issues that are not only critical to us here in the 8th District, but to everyone across the state. Although this year’s 60-day session is being conducted remotely, there are many ways you can stay engaged...
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November 30, 2021

Looking ahead to the 2022 legislative session

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and were able to take some time to reflect on what and who you’re thankful for. As I did my own reflecting, I thought about this job and how grateful I am for the opportunity to serve you in the Legislature. From...
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September 28, 2021

Two virtual Tax Town Halls tomorrow; House Republican priorities for the 2022 session

I sent my last email update out on June 25, five days before our state was set to fully reopen. On June 30, Governor Inslee was in a celebratory mood, declaring: “We are open big time in the state of Washington.” Days later, he told a reporter: “We’ve won the...
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June 25, 2021

Washington set to fully reopen next week

After nearly a year and a half of restrictions, closures and lockdowns, Washington is finally set to fully reopen next week. I know how difficult this time has been for all of you, so I want to thank you for your resilience. It’s been nothing short of extraordinary. I’ve never...
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May 24, 2021

Reminder: Virtual town hall meeting tonight!

I wanted to send out a quick reminder about the virtual town hall meeting I’m hosting tonight with Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Brad Klippert from 6-7:30 p.m. The three of us will provide our perspectives on the 2021 legislative session (you can read my session recap here) and then...
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May 19, 2021

8th District lawmakers to host virtual town hall meeting Monday, May 24

Eighth District lawmakers Sen. Sharon Brown, Rep. Brad Klippert and Rep. Matt Boehnke will host a virtual town hall meeting Monday, May 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. It will be the lawmakers’ second virtual town hall of the year. During the 90-minute event, Brown, Klippert and Boehnke will provide a recap...
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April 30, 2021

Session recap: Majority rejects emergency powers reform, approves income tax on capital gains and bills that will increase gas prices

During the final two weeks of this year’s legislative session, which adjourned this past Sunday, the majority party rejected emergency powers reform, approved an income tax on capital gains, and adopted two proposals that will significantly increase the price of gasoline. I’ll be recapping all of that and more in...
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April 20, 2021

Rep. Matt Boehnke joins KONA Radio to provide an update on the 2021 session

Joining KONA Radio‚Äôs Ed Dawson, Rep. Matt Boehnke discusses a bill of his that was recently signed into law that seeks to double manufacturing jobs in Washington state by 2031. Boehnke also talks about recent efforts by House and Senate Republicans to limit the governor’s emergency powers. He also reviews...
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April 16, 2021

Manufacturing jobs bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke signed into law

A bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke that seeks to double the number of manufacturing jobs in Washington by 2031 has been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 1170, the Building Economic Strength Through Manufacturing (BEST) Act, will provide a framework for the state to add 300,000...
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March 17, 2021

We’re in the second half of session; join me for a virtual town hall meeting this Saturday!

This Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m., I will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting with Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Brad Klippert. The three of us will provide a brief session update and then take questions from constituents. If you would like to participate, please pre-register here. You can also submit...
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